Visual Guide to Think Strategically
How do you move out of planning for the Here & Now! to give room to thinking strategically about the future? Are you able to see the big picture while developing a tactical plan for the short- and long-term?
A visual example of what it means to be a strategic thinker is told with four images of the Watts Towers located in South Central Los Angeles.
Simon Rodia started building the world-famous Watts Towers in 1925 and single-handily over the next 34 years completed the site because in his words, “You got to do something they never got ‘em in the world.” The Italian immigrant was self-motivated to achieve a goal and do what no one else had done, a similar approach to that of artists, business leaders, and high potential employees.
In our interrelated world, companies are growing more dependent on each other. A decision made in a small plant in China can send ripples through a conglomerate in Chicago. Knowing how to collaborate is instrumental in company growth.
Employees at all levels in the daily course of business are called on to ‘bridge’ cultures and continents—to understand the connections that can enhance current success and contribute to long-range projects.
Mosaics on a steel tower represent the diversity of the individuals who make up the global workplace, a group contributing varied creative ideas to the larger picture.
Thinking strategically allows you to expand your vision with innovative ideas for success!
P.S. Leigh was born and raised near the Watts Towers; her mother donated pottery to Simon Rodia’s work of art.